'''openDemocracy''' is an independent global media platform covering world affairs, ideas and culture which seeks to challenge power and encourage democratic debate across the world. openDemocracy was founded in 2000 by Anthony Barnett (writer)|Anthony Barnett
, David Hayes, Susan Richards and Paul Hilder
. Publishing started in May 2001.
Prominent contributors to the webzine have included Kofi Annan
, George Soros
, Ayaan Hirsi Ali
, Shirin Ebadi
, Sidney Blumenthal
, Peter Hain
, Pierre Bourdieu
, Manuel Castells
, Fred Halliday
, and David Blunkett
. openDemocracy's mission statement asserts: "openDemocracy is committed to human rights and democracy. We aim to ensure that marginalised views and voices are heard. We believe facilitating argument and understanding across geographical boundaries is vital to preventing injustice".
openDemocracy is owned and...